Philippines
Congress of the
Philippines
PARLIAMENT AND THE BUDGETARY PROCESS,
INCLUDING FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

Regional seminar for ASEAN+3 Parliaments
Manila (Philippines) 23-25 July 2002
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  The Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Congress of the Philippines organised, with the support of UNDP and the World Bank, a regional seminar for parliaments of the ASEAN+3 region on "Parliament and the budgetary process, including from a gender perspective". The seminar was held in Manila from 23 to 25 July 2002. It was the third in a series of regional meetings for parliaments which aim to strengthen parliaments' capacity to contribute effectively to the budgetary process, with a specific focus on gender. The two previous regional seminars, organised for the benefit of African parliaments, took place in Kenya (May 2000) and Mali (November 2001).

The programme of the Seminar in Manila is reproduced below. The General Report of the Seminar as well as other relevant documents (convocation, practical information, registration form) can be downloaded from this page in PDF format.
 

  

Seminar documents
General Report (PDF)
Convocation letter (PDF)
Practical Information Note (PDF)
Registration form (PDF)

Related sites and documents

Regional Seminar on "Parliament and the budgetary process, including from a gender perspective" (Bamako, 1-3 November 2001)
Regional Seminar on "Parliament and the budgetary process, including from a gender perspective" (Nairobi, 22-24 May 2000)
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Senate of the Philippines
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
World Bank

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PROGRAMME OF THE SEMINAR
TUESDAY, 23 JULY 2002 Plenary joint session for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff
9-9.45 a.m. Inaugural Ceremony
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Election of the President, Vice-Presidents and General Rapporteur of the Seminar
  • Adoption of the Seminar Programme
  • Adoption of the Seminar Rules
  • General introduction to the budgetary process, including from a gender perspective:
    a) Reviewing the variety of national approaches and processes
    b) A gender perspective to the budget: What does it mean?

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

2.30-3.45 p.m.
General introduction (continued)
4-6 p.m.
  • The budget: Purpose, composition and terminology

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

WEDNESDAY, 24 JULY 2002 Session for Members of Parliament Session for parliamentary staff
9 a.m.1 p.m.
  • The respective roles of Government and Parliament in the budgetary process

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

  • Accountability and transparency in the budgetary process: Parliamentary oversight of the budget - Reading, analysing and questioning; parliamentary tools and mechanisms

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

  • Gender impact analysis of the budget

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

2.306 p.m.
  • Accountability and transparency in the budgetary process: The National Audit

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

  • Gender impact analysis of the budget

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

  • Mechanisms and methods for developing a gender-sensitive budget

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

  • The respective roles of Government and Parliament in the budget process

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

THURSDAY, 25 JULY 2002Session for Members of ParliamentSession for parliamentary staff
9 a.m.1 p.m.
  • Gender impact analysis of the budget (continued)
  • Mechanisms and methods for developing a gender-sensitive budget

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

  • General assessment of the Seminar
  • Accountability and transparency in the budgetary process:
    - Parliamentary oversight of the budget - Reading, analysing and questioning; parliamentary tools and mechanisms
    - The National Audit

    Addresses by resource persons followed by a debate

  • General assessment of the Seminar
Plenary joint session for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff
56 p.m.
  • Final summing-up report: Guidelines for an efficient parliamentary contribution to the budgetary process
6 p.m. Closing Ceremony


For additional information, please contact:
Mrs. Carmen R. Arceño
Director-General
Office of International Relations and Protocol
Senate of the Philippines
6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center
Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, 1307
Philippines
Tel: 63.2.551.2186, 63.2.552.6795, 63.2.551.2007
Fax: 63.2.552.6794
E-mail: crarceno@yahoo.com or ipu_budget@yahoo.com
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